Monday, January 16 | 9am-5pm
by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church
Like most Americans, I grew up knowing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King by the sound bites.
This year there will be multiple opportunities for both reflection and action as we celebrate together the work and witness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mark your calendars now and join us for all or some of them!
Sunday, December 18
All Saints Church is proud to be a co-sponsor of the December 18th California: Fearless, United Rally & March. Standing together as immigrant, environmental, faith, labor, LGBT, and women’s rights groups in the heart of Los Angeles — one of the most diverse cities in the world — we will put our faith into action as we continue in the work of turning the human race into the human family.
Each year, thousands of homeless men and women die on the streets of our nation due to illness, exposure or violence, many from our very own community of Pasadena. These individuals die without the dignity and respect they deserve. Please join us as we honor and acknowledge their lives and membership in the human family at our annual Homeless Memorial Service.
Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on the journey this Christmas, there is a service here at All Saints Church for you! From the energetic retelling of the Christmas story complete with shepherds, angel and a baby in the manger at our 3pm family service to candlelight and chamber orchestra at the 11pm Festive Eucharist; English or Spanish; Christmas Eve or Christmas Day … Join us!
Sunday, December 4
The Alternative Christmas Market (ACM) reclaims the true Christmas narrative by bringing together over 20 non-profit organizations that address All Saints Peace & Justice initiatives on the local, national and international fronts. Make donations to the organizations and receive unique greeting cards to give as gifts, or purchase socially conscious and fair trade items form a variety of vendors. The ACM has raised between $25,000 to $35,000 annually for these organizations and has raised our social conscientiousness even more.
Sunday, December 11
Join us as we celebrate the feast day of the Virgen de Guadalupe — the patron saint of the Americas — at a festive service full of candles, roses, and joyful song steeped in the Latino religious tradition. Music by Dan Cole and El Mariachi Arcoíris de Los Angeles. Ballet Folklorico Quetzal will perform. Pan dulce and “antojitos” will be served after the service.
The Season of Advent marks the beginning of the new church year and the time of preparation for Christmas. Liturgically it is our antidote to the cultural Christmas frenzy that can be so consuming — and one of the joys of Advent at All Saints are the weekly Sunday Evening services offering time and space for the grace of reflection and refreshment with beautiful music and words of hope, joy and encouragement.
Fourth Annual Community Vigil: Sunday, December 11
Please join us in remembering the more than 120,000 Americans killed by gun violence since the December 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre. Speakers will include Mike Kinman (All Saints Church), Francisco Garcia, Jr. (Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Inglewood), Pastor Kerwin Manning (Pasadena Church) and Erin Dunkerly (Survivor of Loss to Suicide by Firearm).
Sunday, November 13
Join us on Sunday, November 13 for a special Rector’s Forum as our rector leads us in a conversation about life after the election and how we find strength for the journey ahead.
The headline was Episcopalians on ‘cutting edge’ with election season pastoral care … with the subtitle “Churches have role to play in helping people with political anxiety” … and the article included research by the American Psychological Association indicating that “more than half (52 percent) of American adults report the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress.”